2016 Ford Escape Ames, IA

2016 Ford Escape

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New 2016 Ford Escape at Ames Ford Lincoln for Ames, IA

The Escape is one of the top selling compact SUVs in a crowded segment that includes the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Of Ford's 5-seat SUVs, the Escape is the smaller one; the 5-seat Ford Edge is mid-size. The Escape is available with a choice of three 4-cylinder engines and front or all wheel drive. All models come with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The new Sync 3 multimedia system with conversational voice recognition and smartphone-like touch controls is available. Sync 3 replaces the MyFord Touch system. A Chrome Appearance Package is a new option for the SE trim level.

Under the Escape's Hood

The 2016 Ford Escape offers no fewer than 3 engines, with availability dependent on trim. A 6-speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive are standard across the board, while all trims but the S are available with all-wheel drive. A 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine with 168 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque is standard on the S and a cost reducing option on the SE. AWD is not offered with this engine. Fuel economy estimates are 25 mpg combined.

Design of Ford Escape

Inside the 2016 Ford Escape, you will find plentiful soft touch materials and generally impressive fit and finish, though there's not as much storage space for personal items as you might expect. The front seats are well-shaped and generously padded, while the gauges are large and easy to read. Some controls are a little hard to use. You have to reach down low to find the climate-control panel, and the standard audio interface frustrates with its small display screen and sea of similar-looking buttons. More promising is the new Sync 3 system that replaces last year's MyFord Touch interface.

Does the ford escape have an automatic shut off sensor for ford engines?

This feature does not exist. Your oil pressure light is driven by a small switch on the engine block. When this switch senses pressure it opens and current is not allowed to go to ground. This turns your oil light off.

Who owns ford motor company?

Henry Ford and his family built the business from scratch and still own major shares of the company. The company is also owned by stockholders and investors.

When was the Ford Escape first built?

The first generation Ford Escape was released in 2000 for the 2001 model year. It was jointly developed with Mazda, in which Ford owned a controlling interest, and was released simultaneously with the Mazda Tribute.


Anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, a driver knee airbag and full length side curtain airbags are standard on the 2016 Ford Escape. Ford's MyKey, enabling owners to set electronic parameters for younger drivers, a rear view camera and blind spot mirrors are also standard. A blind spot warning system with cross traffic alerts is optional on the Titanium via the Technology package.

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